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From “Cole Toll” to Turnpike Toll: Newark’s “Arch of Nero” Relocates 87 Miles South to Philly

I hope that officials of the Newark Museum of Art felt at least a twinge of seller’s remorse (if not a rush of shame) after reading the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s lavish praise of the painting that Linda Harrison, Newark’s director, had deemed expendable. – Lee Rosenbaum
Tags: Art, Newark, Ajblogs, Philly, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Newark Museum of Art, 06.10.21, Linda Harrison Newark

Newark’s Quirks: Examining the Museum’s (& Sotheby’s) Art Sale Shenanigans

In my previous post on the Newark Museum of Art’s dicey deaccessions, I didn’t analyze the overall sale totals, my customary practice when covering auctions. Here’s why: It took a while for me to assemble the information I needed, because Sotheby’s now intentionally withholds the figures that I’ve habitually relied upon to evaluate results. – Lee Rosenbaum
Tags: Art, Newark, Ajblogs, Sotheby, Newark Museum of Art, 05.28.21

A Strong Art Auction Season, Featuring Controversial Museum Sales

One work, Thomas Cole’s “The Arch of Nero” (1846) from the Newark Museum of Art, was a highlight, going for $988,000 with fees to a private foundation operated by the Florida-based collectors Thomas H. and Diane DeMell Jacobsen, in a sale of American art totaling $15 million. Last week, Sotheby’s made a combined $703.4 million from its contemporary, impressionist and modern art auctions. Its competitor, Christie’s, had similar successes, reaching more than $775.2 million for the week. –
Tags: Art, Florida, Visual, Christie, Sotheby, Thomas Cole, Thomas H, Newark Museum of Art, 05.20.21, Diane DeMell Jacobsen

‘Irreparable Damage’ — Scholars Protest Newark Museum’s Plan To Deaccession Artworks

“When the Newark Museum of Art announced a plan to sell 17 objects in March, it provided few details as to which artworks might appear on the auction block. But a gradual release of the specifics has enraged some historians, including previous employees of the museum, who described the sale as a misguided attempt to monetize some of the collection’s best examples of American art, including … [works by] Mary Cassatt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Thomas Eakins, and Marsden Hartley” as well as a particularly...
Tags: Art, Visual, Marsden Hartley, Hudson River School, 05.10.21, Newark Museum of Art, Mary Cassatt Georgia O Keeffe Thomas Eakins